Serie A round-up
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Juventus restored their five point lead at the top of Serie A with a 3-0 win over Chievo.Juventus restored their five-point lead at the top of Serie A with a comfortable 3-0 win over Chievo.
Marcelo Zalayeta broke the deadlock for Juve on 25 minutes and Czech star Pavel Nedved doubled the lead after 65 minutes with a stunning long-range strike.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic netted a third to seal the victory 12 minutes from time.
Fiorentina dented Lecce's good run of form with an impressive 4-0 home win.
Danish international Martin Jorgensen gave Fiorentina the lead right on the stroke of half time and Cris Obodo added a second after 62 minutes.
Obodo grabbed his second eight minutes later and Giorgio Chiellini completed the rout in the dying seconds.
Roma got back to winning ways with a superb 5-1 victory over Cagliari at Stadio Olimpico.
Greek defender Traianos Dellas gave the hosts the perfect start with the opening goal after just two minutes and Francesco Totti added a quick second from the penalty spot four minutes later.
David Suazo pulled one back for Cagliari on 31 minutes and Totti missed the chance to grab his second when he missed from the penalty spot just before the hour mark.
Simone Perrotta restored Roma's two-goal cushion on 64 minutes and two goals in the final two minutes from Vincenzo Montella wrapped up the convincing victory.
Atalanta twice came from behind to secure a 2-2 draw with Parma in a battle of the basement boys at the Ennio Tardini.
Italian international Alberto Gilardino fired Parma in front on 39 minutes, but the lead proved short-lived with Igor Budan levelling matters a minute before the break.
Gilardino restored the lead with his second goal of the game converting from the penalty spot on 55 minutes, but Atalanta hit back again with Riccardo Montolivo earning them a point 15 minutes from time.
Messina moved into fourth spot with a hard-fought 2-1 win over Reggina.
Emiliano Bonazzoli stunned the hosts with the opener for Reggina on 32 minutes, but Messina fought back and won the game with second half goals from Riccardo Zampagna (65) and Arturo Di Napoli (74).
Livorno climbed further away from trouble with a 2-1 victory over Brescia.
Andrea Caracciolo gave Brescia the lead on 24 minutes, but Alessandro Lucarelli drew Livorno level right on the stroke of half time.
Alessandro Doga grabbed the winner for the hosts on 72 minutes to give them their third success of the season.
Siena were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Bologna.
Giacomo Cipriani fired Bologna in front on 36 minutes, but veteran striker Enrico Chiesa earned Siena a share of the spoils with a 53rd minute equaliser.
Stefano Mauri's goal on the hour lifted Udinese to a 1-0 win over Palermo in the late game on Sunday.
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